Tech Prep and Educational Reform

J. L. Hoerner

Tech Prep is a new initiative that shows great promise for education reform. However, just using Tech Prep as the new name for vocational education will not be acceptable. This paper presents the argument that, for Tech Prep to be successful, a philosophical mindset change must take place among all educators along with the adoption of a new mission for education. We must rethink our educational system and the underlying philosophy of Tech Prep as part of educational reform. This reprint was originally published in the Fall 1991 issue of Occupational Education Forum.

MDS-396 / February 1992


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